Observation 199409: Ganoderma oregonense Murrill
When: 2015-02-20

Notes: Fruiting from the pithy center of this well hollowed out Western hemlock snag.
Note the pithy shard left sandwiched between this brilliantly shellacked reishi. It was pretty cool to see how this fruitbody blasted its way from left to right through this pithy tissue so fast that the speedy growing conk(during the summer months when they can extend 2cm a day) surrounded the stick and just kept on growing.

Amazing to see how many hues of red, purple and even blue come out in different angles of light with this species.

Elevation: approx 3000ft.

Temp: upper 50’s- raining heavy.

Herbarium specimen available: MSchink to analyze for correct taxonomy.

Specimen harvested within 100yrds of this observation:
http://mushroomobserver.org/198816?q=2W5Pn

*Specimen from this observation(G.oregonense-SNQ2) mailed to MSchink 2/23/15 for further analysis and possible DNA sequencing.

UPDATED ON 7/23/15: Fresh fruiting body in added images on lower left portion of the same substrate 5 months later(in season during August-October for red reishi).

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Extremely rotted out Western hemlock with Reishi cracking through from the inner pith.Note: heart rot from the Ganoderma mycelium is actually visible- fruiting a transient fresh varnish conk in the very center(heart) of the snag.*Mailed to MSchink of MO on 2/23/15 for analysis(SNQ2)
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Note how the Reishi grew around this portion of inner pith of this Western hemlock snag. These grow so fast in the summer months you can almost see it.
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After harvesting- Note how pithy, woody Hemlock tissue is still lodged inside the shiny Reishi.
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After harvesting- Note how pithy, woody Hemlock tissue is still lodged inside the shiny Reishi.
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After harvesting- Note how pithy, woody Hemlock tissue is still lodged inside the shiny Reishi.
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After harvesting- Note how pithy, woody Hemlock tissue is still lodged inside the shiny Reishi.
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Taken July 17th/2015- same substrate 5 months later.
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Taken July 17th/2015- same substrate 5 months later.
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Taken July 17th/2015- same substrate 5 months later.
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Taken July 17th/2015- same substrate 5 months later.
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Fresh fruiting body 5 months later on same substrate. Normal fruiting season for annual varnished Ganoderma: August-October.
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Fresh fruiting body 5 months later on same substrate. Normal fruiting season for annual varnished Ganoderma: August-October.
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Fresh fruiting body 5 months later on same substrate. Normal fruiting season for annual varnished Ganoderma: August-October.
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Fresh fruiting body 5 months later on same substrate. Normal fruiting season for annual varnished Ganoderma: August-October.

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Created: 2015-02-20 16:22:47 PST (-0800)
Last modified: 2015-07-23 09:22:46 PDT (-0700)
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